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Korean Drama: Beethoven Virus

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Beethoven Virus is a Korean drama about two musicians who retired from their musical careers for different reasons join together with a demanding and difficult genius conductor to form an orchestra against all odds. Although it requires a lot of hard work to form their orchestra, they keep chasing their dreams of doing what they love the most in the world and this gives them great satisfaction.

Three young and old people with different personalities and life experiences gather together under a common dream and they find love and the room to forgive each other as they eventually earn each other’s respect. The drama exudes a positive energy. View Beethoven Virus OST.

Beethoven Virus

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Beethoven Virus

Title : 베토벤 바이러스 / Beethoven Virus
Genre : Romance, drama, comedy
Episodes : 18 and one special addition
Broadcast network : MBC
Broadcast period : 10/09/2008 to 12/11/2008
Air time : Wednesday & Thursday 21:55

Cast and Band Position
Kim Myung Min as Kang Gun Woo / Kang Ma-ae (Conductor)

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He is an elitist and never settles for second best. With an oversized ego, he has a righteous attitude and thinks he’s superior to everybody else. He does not like to socialize with people. He believes that you need talented players in order to give marvelous performances. Thus, he abhors players with mediocre talent and treats them with disdain. This is how he earned the nickname, “Orchestra Killer” and went on to become a legendary musical figure in Korea.

Lee Ji Ah as Du Ru Mi (Violin)
Age : 27

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First violinist, Orchestra conductor. She is true to her inner desires and has a positive outlook on life. She never holds a grudge. With her pale white skin and long straight hair, she plays the violin while wearing a black silk dress with her eyes half-closed. The sight of her playing the violin is picturesque. However, she acts like a tomboy.

Jang Geun Suk as Kang Gun Woo (Trumpet)
Age : 24

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A genius conductor, trumpet player. He shares the same name as conductor Kang Ma-ae. He’s straightforward, frank, cool and open. He’s a man of character. With a sharp logical mind, he will not tolerate illogical behavior. Underneath his strong character, he harbors an exquisite musical talent.

Extended Cast and Band Position
Lee Soon Jae as Kim Gab Yong ( Oboe )

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Song Ok Sook as Jung Hee Yun (Cello)

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Park Chul Min as Bae Yong Gi (Trumpet)

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Hyun Jyu Ni as Ha Yi Deun ( Flute )

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Jeong Seok Yong as Park Hyuk Kwon (Double Bass)

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Episode Ratings of Beethoven Virus

Episode 1
Date : 2008/09/10
Nationwide : 15.7% (3rd)
Seoul : 17.1% (3rd)

Episode 2
Date : 2008-09-11
Nationwide : 11.4% (10th)
Seoul : 11.9% (8th)

Episode 3
Date : 2008-09-17
Nationwide : 12.7% (7th)
Seoul : 13.3% (7th)

Episode 4
Date : 2008-09-18
Nationwide : 14.6% (8th)
Seoul : 16.2% (6th)

Episode 5
Date : 2008-09-24
Nationwide : 18.0% (2nd)
Seoul : 19.3% (2nd)

Episode 6
Date : 2008-09-25
Nationwide : 16.8% (4th)
Seoul : 18.1% (2nd)

Episode 7
Date : 2008-10-01
Nationwide : 19.8% (2nd)
Seoul : 21.5% (2nd)

Episode 8
Date : 2008-10-02
Nationwide : 17.4% (4th)
Seoul : 18.8% (2nd)

Episode 9
Date : 2008-10-08
Nationwide : 18.4% (2nd)
Seoul : 19.8% (2nd)

Episode 10
Date : 2008-10-09
Nationwide : 17.7% (2nd)
Seoul : 18.9% (2nd)

Episode 11
Date : 2008-10-16
Nationwide : 20.2% (2nd)
Seoul : 21.8% (2nd)

Episode 12
Date : 2008-10-22
Nationwide : 19.2% (3rd)
Seoul : 21.1% (3rd)

Episode 13
Date : 2008-10-23
Nationwide : 18.5% (2nd)
Seoul : 19.9% (2nd)

Episode 14
Date : 2008-10-29
Nationwide : 19.2% (2nd)
Seoul : 20.6% (2nd)

Episode 15
Date : 2008-10-30
Nationwide : 19.7% (2nd)
Seoul : 20.7% (2nd)

Episode 16
Date : 2008-11-05
Nationwide : 20.7% (2nd)
Seoul : 22.2% (2nd)

Episode 17
Date : 2008-11-06
Nationwide : 19.5% (3rd)
Seoul : 20.8% (3rd)

Episode 18
Date : 2008-11-12
Nationwide : 20.3% (2nd)
Seoul : 22.2% (2nd)

Special Episode
Date : 2008-11-13
Nationwide : 13.9 (9th)
Seoul : 15.1 (6th)

Average
Nationwide : 17.8%
Seoul : 19.1%

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